Illinois State Fairs Set to Return After Year Off

The renewed celebrations will be part of Illinois’ movement to “Phase 5” reopening. The two fairgrounds, in Springfield and Du Quoin, will once again welcome people from all states to be a part of Illinois life and culture.  During the summer of 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic was worsening, and no state fair activities could be held.  

The fairs celebrate the culture and agricultural background of Illinois, with an emphasis on music and heritage. The Illinois State Fair, in Springfield, will be held from August 12 through August 22, 2021. The Grandstand line-up will include Toby Keith, Sammy Hagar, the “I Love the 90’s” Tour, and George Thorogood. 

The Du Quoin State Fair will be held from August 27 through September 6. Grandstand acts will include REO Speedwagon, En Vogue, Ludacris, Jamey Johnson, and comedian Ron White.